The work of Business Leaders for Michigan is guided by the Michigan Turnaround Plan, a holistic, fact-based strategy we developed to make Michigan a “top ten” state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. The Plan was first released in 2009 and is updated each year based on comprehensive benchmarking of Michigan’s competitiveness.
The Plan lays out the case for change, sets achievable goals, identifies action steps and explains the potential impact of change. The original Plan was organized around a five-step strategy: improving the way the State manages its finances, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector, getting economically competitive, investing in the future and accelerating growth.
Each year, BLM develops a work plan outlining the steps we will take to advance the Michigan Turnaround Plan and posts updates of our progress on this web site.
The 2012 Michigan Turnaround Plan reflects what has been accomplished and is still left to do. The first three steps focus on providing a strong foundation for long-term growth by “fixing the basics,” such as adopting strong fiscal and tax policies. Step 4 identifies two economic priorities for state investment. Step 5 identifies the importance of growing the economies of Michigan’s major cities and metro regions. Step 6 builds on the foundation set in steps 1-5 by providing a framework for growing the New Michigan economy by leveraging key assets to accelerate economic growth.
As our state’s circumstances continue to evolve, so will the plan. In addition, we have established ways for the public to engage in our work through MichiganTurnaroundPlan.com. At that site, you will find ways to advocate for the Plan and apply its principles to local community efforts.